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W.J. HOUSE, Editor. R. P. HIXSON, City Editor. reMMS $I,00'rE VBAR jiitiditlhi poatoflo at Monro City, Mo oond-olM matter. THURSDAY, FEB 13. 1908 World's Smallest Odd Fellow James M. Burnett of Bristol, Tenn , is the smallest Old Fel low in the world. Tne diminu tive Bristolian is a member of the Canton, the Digest degree of Old Fellowship, and for 10 years has been an active work er in Biistol lodge No. 7, where be has a number of positions. He is also believed to be the smallest mail carrier in tbe service of Uncle Sam being a rural carrier out of Bristol Is 3 feet 7$ inches in height and weighs 87 pound. He is a member of a tamilv of dwarfs, bis father being only one-half rocb taller and weighing two pounds more. Out of a family of five there i9 not a difference of two inches in height or three In, weight Ex. Feeding Fif hlinf Men With Candy. From tbe Post-Dispatch. There are unmistakable indi cations that our naval authori ties are undertaking to refine our fighting sailors and make of them models ol department. This is not in accordance witb tbe conventional purpose to make war so terrible as to in sure price. Her 3 the aim seems to be to render war inuccuous taming tbe fighters, If we are to have a fighting navy at all it would appear advantageous to have it manned by men from whom all of the crude savagery has not been removed by moral discipline and abstemiousness, men are just brutes enough to love their business for its own sake. Some of the fiaest fighting in history has been done by mur derous ruffians witf, cutlasses who slid about on the decks in the hlool of gentlemen Tutse thoughts arf command ed to the h'tgn official wito are forwarding tons of choco late bonbons and mrh mal lows to the huskies in Admiral Evans' fl et, sora of whom have been smashing the Brazilians at Rio Janeiro Hard to Explain. At a party recently they were playing a game which consisted in everybody in tbe room mak ing a face, and the one who made tbe worst face was award ed a piizf. Tbey all did their level best and tben a gentle man went up to one of the la dies and said : "Well, madam, I think you have won the prize " "On! she said. "I wasn't play ing." PLiladelpbia Ledger. Reason For Free Paper. There are in Vancouver a great number of sawmills that cut many hundreds of millions of feet of lumber annually, and tbe by-products slabs and saw dust have heretofore been a waste and a nuisance, but tbey are now utilized in tbe manu facture of piper, and the output is 350 tons daily, of which 200 .ire printing paper. Here is an immense savmg from which tbe people of tbe United States would profit if tbe American congress should have grace to repeal the tariff od wood pulp and white news paper. The law allows rags and waste that is raw material for the minufacture of paper to enter our m irkets free of duty, but wood pulp is taxed to tbe quick, for our importations of it amounted in value to less than 14.000,000 in 1906, though Canada, with inexhaustible sup ply, is at our door. Tbe duty on printing paper is still more prohibitory, our importations of it for tbe year named being a beggarly $340,000. Wash i n g ton Post. Mutual Protective League J. C. Reeil and T. P Forsythe have organized a lodge of the Mutual Protective League, of St. Louis, a fruteroal insurance order in this city with thirty five chi rier members. The officers are: Robert Maher, President. Sterling Price, Vice-president, Cy Leininger. Past President. Mrs. Sterling Price, Secy. E. L. Reed, Treas. T. P. Forsythe, Correspo'H- Ct. S G. Demaree, Usher. Bn Cu'omings, Sentinel. Ezra Veach, Guard. Mrs, 8..G. Demaree, Chaplain. Dm. McNutt and Maddox, Medical Examiners. - E. L. Reed, T. P. Forsythe and John Dawson, Directors Alter the adjournment of the meeting Friday evening all re paired to the O invnercial Hotel where tbey partook of oysters. Harmon Is Right In a speech at Nashville Jan. 22, Judson Harmon, who was with Bryan, said- "It is folly to rail at the trusts and pursue them with fines and injunctions while we carefully cherish the law which breeds and feeds them. Tbe way to stop a growth is to go at the root of it. And what re lief would the people get if the trusts were all dis solved, without revising the tar.ff The men and cmcerns which compose them would go right on diawiug sepiraiely the ubsiatice ol the people by means of these excessive tariff charges It would be on'y a change ot form with the same result I have seen careful es timate showing that every fam ily in the Unted States con irinutpsan average of $100 per year to the gains of the benefi ciaries of the Dingley tariff, in creased cost of necessities alone This explains why those who live on wages and salaries find themselves no better off, not withstanding repeated increases in their pay. Surely it is our duty, as well as wise policy, to raise our voices against these impositions on the people and give our pledge of relief. They say tbe tariff must be revised by tbe friends of tbe people Otherwise it will never be done at all or tbe revision will prove a sham.'' For Sale Drug store in southern Kan sas, slock and fixtures about $3000. Sales 1500 to $600 a month, rent reasonable, town 600 and growing; no competi tion, tine wheat country. In quire at this office. 2 13 County Engineers' Duties Toe new road law specifies tbe duties of tbe county high way engineer. N. A. Matlock, the Randolph county engineer, wilt have direct supervision over all ot tbe public roads ot the country aod over tbe road overseers, and of tbe expendi tures of all county and district funds made by tbe road over seers. He will have to approve all accounts for road work be lore they can be paid by tbe county court. He will be the custodian ot all tools and ma chinery belonging to tbe vaii ous road districts and to the county. He will be obliged to ioepect personally the condi tions of tbe roads, culverts ai d bridges of eacb road district as often as practicable, and up on tbe writleu complaint ol three free holders in any dis trict of the bad and dangerous conditions of the roads, culverts or bridges of such district, or tbe neglect of duty by tbe road overseer, or tbe neglect of a iy contractor, it will be his duty to visit tbe road and investigate tbe complaint, and. if found necessary, at once cause such roads to be placed in good con dition. The engineer must call a meeting of road overseers once each year at which time he shall instruct tbe overseers in the best and most economical plans for working and improv ing tbe roads, collecting and ex pending tbe district road funds. and if practicable adopt a uni form system of road work in the county. This meeting mnst be held in Huntsville between the first and fifteenth ot March Tbe overseers must follow tbe engineer's plana and in structions in all matters con cerning the expenditure of the fund and improving the roads. Should any overseer failed or refuse, without sufficient cause, to follow tbe instructions of the engineer, tbe engineer may sus pend him and tben at once re port his action to the county court, and tbe court upon bear ng may remove tbe overseer from office. A often as the county court may require, the engineer will have to file a written statement concerning the condition of the roads and the amount ot money available for each district, with his recommendation as to what action should be taken bv the ccurt for the repair or improve ment of the roads. During the month of January each year he shall prepare a map of tne county, showing all the nuhlic roads, all township lines, and making recommendations as to the number,-s'ze and boundaries of the district. Tbe countv court at its February meeting. will then divide the county into road districts. The engineer, also, shall draw plans and specifications for any road or bridge work ordered by t he county court to be let under contract. More over, be will have supervision over all con tract work, and it will be his rlutv to inspect such work as it is being done. . lowed by law for service as county surveyor. M o b e r I y Democrat. John T. Giigsby was ap pointed Highway Commissioner for Monroe County at the last term of County Court and his salary fixed at $1500. Judge Urn stattd dissenting as to tbe salary. Stay On the Farm. Witb tbe increasing number of idle men in the cities and tbe consequent suffering therelrom arises tbe question, why 00 so many flock to tbe cities to earo a livelihood and leave the (arms suffering tor want of their toi . Thousands upon thousands of men could be employed upon the farms and are badly needed. Those thus employed, it matters not what tbe times, never want for food and clothing N. L. Hume. R'aI Ete Aeent u uumc Monroe City. Mo. Proprrtj bought and fold, loan negotiated, city property Insured. rnu and taxe.. In surance looked after for non-renidenta. Some cheap Urnia on my liiu W. K A. McNUTT. M. D. Office OTer Woods Drue Store. .Residence Phone . JRB KIDD, AUCTIONEER. MONROE CITY, MO. Will conduct sales anywhere on reasonable terms, batisfac tion guaranteed. Meriwether & Meriwether, Attorneys at Law Will practice In all courts. No tary Pub In oHlce. are not able to own farms of their own, there is plenty ot continuous employment for tbem at tbe hands of those who do own farms. An industrious and economical young man will save more in ten years time em ployed 00 tbe farm than be wiii in ninety-nine cases out of a hundred, in city employment One ot tbe real problems ot th.s country is bow to turn tbe tide of labor to tbe country and away from tbe cities. Tbe man who owns, clear of debt, even a small farm, need never know the gna wings of hunger unsatis tied; uor the biting of tne ousts of winter tireless. The com forts of farm life are yearly in. creasing and a large part ot the drudgery, of a decade or more ago has been eliminated. Tne city may for a time furnish greater attractions nut these suddenly cease wben tue times demand a reduction of em ployment and in almost a day's time starvation and suffering stares them m tbe face. This cau never occur in the country employment, and is a consola tion that should offset much of the glare ot good wages in tbe city. Moberly Democrat. DR JAMFS R. HULL Monroe City, Mo. Office and Residence Monroe Hospital If tbey Office hours 1 to 5 p. m. Dr. R. Woods, of Qiincy, eye I ear, nose and throat specialist, Many of the large cities have' wi'l be l ' Monroe Hospital nop bouses for tbe benefit ot (Dr. Hull's office) Thursday, idle men. Feb 20 from 9 a. n. to 2 p. m. The engineer must keep an office at the county seat which will be furnished him by the county. Berthas Are Simple and Effective Tbe dressy effect that a fan cy collar or bertha adds to a costume is proportionately much larger than tbe expense and workot making. Tbere are are so many materials to be bad that are almost ready to use that tbe making is little work. This is a use to wbich fancy bordered or embroidered squares may oe put, or tbey may be lace-trimmed or made of tbe heavier all-over laces When tbe yoke and staading colar are used tbey are often of lace witn fancy stitches. Tbe Delineator. The Star Chronicle, Post-Pis- patch and Kansas City Star, tbe three leading mugwump or nondescript sheets of tbe State, and bitter enemies of Democra cy, and haters of W. J. Bryan, one of the purest men ot this nation, are leading tbe fight for Gov Folk for tbe Senate against Stone. Well, if the Governor, as a Democrat, can win witb that gang of "nonentities,' leading his fight Uod pity the Democratic party in Missouri. Huntsville Herald. Both Phones. J. F. Smith ATTORNEY AT LAW Money to loan on approved security. N. Main St., Monroe City, Mo. W. T. Rutledqk, Dentist The saving of teeth a specialty. Office In Redman block, over Variety Store. Telephone 6fl. DR. U. S. SMITH. 109 S. Vain Hannibal, flo. Practice Limited to Eye, Ear, Nose and Throat. R. B. McCLINTIO LAWYER Office OTer Monroe City Bank Monroe City Mo. Dr. J. D. SCOBEE Osteopathic ' Physician. Office: Proctor Building Monroe City, Mo. Phone F & M No. 195 A. B. MONTGOMERY, D. V. S. REGISTERED VETERINARY PHYSICIAN" and SURGEON Residence pbonee F & M 181. Buffum 15. Fanners and Merchants Bant Monroe City Mo Capital $25,000 Surplus $25,000. Officers: Win R Yates, Pres H W Ely, Vlce-Pres W It P Jackson, Cashier Directors: V) xt Yates fl W Ely F H Hagaa WRP Jackson John Shearman A Boulware R A Jacksot W E Jones W W Longmire Foreign Exchange Bought and Sold. New business desired and unex celled Facilities offered. NA&HC Drescher MONROE CITY, MO. LAND and IMMIGRATION AGENTS Merchandise, City Property Improved and Unimproved Lands in Illinois, Iowa, Missouri and Texas Office over Boulware's Shoe Store Exchanges a Specialty W. T. YOUEI 1 The office of Assessor paid S1.503 75, exclusive of tbe fees allowed tbat officer as a mem- H mnt devoti his entire ber of tbe Board of Equaliza time to the rlnHes of the office and nhall fursee In no other nr.. rnpatlon. It is provided now ever that th.it the countv conrt maw appoint the ennnrv snr vevor and the salary fixed hv the court shall he In lieu of all fees, except snch fees as are a?- tion, last year. J. T. Noel, the present incumbent.Osettled witb the court Tuesday. He la a candidate .for re election. Curt Hill, of ,BolMday, la also in tbe race and Hugh Sprout is said to be a prospective candidate.- Appl Licensed Auctioneer MONROE CITY.MO Satisfaction Guaranteed Headquarters at the Democrat office.